Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
6,693 Ratings
Brooklyn Black Chocolate StoutBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

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Ratings: 6,693 |  Reviews: 2,815
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle states "Winter 12-13" so this is quite fresh.

A: Pitch black pour with a huge, dense medium brown head. Fades very slowly. Huge fluffy splashes of lacing everywhere. Great head retention.

S: Surprising amount of dark fruits initially. A little cherry and raisin primarily. A little swirling and a little bit heated up and there's the chocolate. Dark, dark, DARK bitter chocolate.

T: Chocolate and lots of it up front. Strong and dark with some cream in it. Just the lightest hints of dark fruit, mostly obliterated by the chocolate. Sweetness fades away a bit in the middle and the chocolate turns bitter, baker's chocolate-like. Like drinking melted 75%+ cacao chocolate. Just a little bit of char and maybe anise in the finish, but again it's mostly chocolate. Long lingering dark chocolate aftertaste.

M: Pretty heavy, not overly syrupy though. Fairly creamy in fact.

O: Seriously good chocolate RIS. Pretty much the benchmark of the style while being easy and cheap to obtain. Last time I had this I felt it was quite boozy but I don't really notice that now, despite the freshness. Guess palates change. The only real reason I don't give this higher ratings is because it IS fairly one dimensional - or at least the chocolate overpowers the other dimensions. Doesn't mean it's bad, it's still excellent.

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3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with a small tan head.

Smells of dark chocolate with heavy hints of booze and vanilla.

Flavor starts off with some bitter roasted malt and loads of chocolate. Finishes a little dry with some earthy bitterness, more chocolate and a hint of oxidation.

A fairly hefty body to this one with carbonation levels a touch high for my taste.

I like this beer, but I could take it or leave it. It's a little one note with the chocolate I wish it wasn't quite so carbonated.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Portertime
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After hearing rave reviews about this brew I had to try it.

Appearance: pours a baker's chocolate brown with a pillowy, milk chocolate head.

Smell: toasty mocha notes with big 85% cocoa Godiva bar scents and a gingerbread finish

Taste: very roasty and malty. Velvety smooth with a fresh made s'mores quality like singed marshmellows and melted dark chocolate.

This is a truly complex beer with wonderful after dinner chocolate goodness and a 10% ABV to boot. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Opaque deep brown/black with a very thick, creamy brownish-tan head. Looks awesome in the glass!

S: Initially milk chocolate when poured which quickly turns into a dark chocolate scent; roasted malts; mocha

T: Dark chocolate with a bittersweet flavor that is well balanced. A bit of a bitter coffee-like aftertaste in the finish. Slight alcohol booziness. A bit of a metallic-like flavor.

M: Awesome! Full bodied and very creamy. Medium carbonation.

O: Nice brew overall. The chocolate flavor is very pleasant and the brew itself is well balanced - not overly sweet or bitter. The only thing I didn't like was a slight metallic-like flavor. It's not a dealbreaker though and the brew would go great with a chocolate desert!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Reviewed alongside Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout.

A: Black with one-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a minute. Pretty good lacing.

S: Dark chocolate. Roasted and alcoholic.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Roasted coffee and a nice nutty finish, which I like. Chocolate of course as well as an alcoholic taste.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Creamy, slightly dry and very warm.

O: This is a good stout. I would call it close to being a tie between this and the Big Eddy. The Big Eddy looked and smelled nicer than this beer, but this beer tasted better and had a slightly better mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 6,693 ratings
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